Friday, April 11, 2014

Frederic Remington Art Museum and the Antique Boat Museum Team Up

CLAYTON, New York (April 11, 2014) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, along with the Frederic Remington Art  Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, announced today a partnership for the 2014 tourist season.

The ABM and Frederic Remington Art Museum have entered into a partnership that will provide North Country visitors with the opportunity to experience two of the region’s cultural assets at a discounted rate beginning in early-May and running through September 15.

“A partnership such as this allows for our organizations to extend the potential reach of new visitors, while further exposing our collections,” explained Frederick Hager, ABM Executive Director. “In addition, the 47-mile stretch between the two museums provides sight seekers with the ability to ride along the river’s edge and ingest the beauty of the Thousand Islands.”

Laura Foster, Fredric Remington Museum Director/Curator, commented “It is likely that visitors to either of our museums would greatly enjoy a visit to the other, yet visitor itineraries might put one of the museums off an obvious route.  Many of our visitors are passing through town from the Adirondack region into Canada at the Ogdensburg-Prescott Bridge, and ABM visitors are already at their 1000 Islands destination when they visit the Antique Boat Museum. We hope the 1000 Islands visitors will find unexpected delight in Remington’s river paintings.”

Visitors will have the option of purchasing a “combo pass,” which includes an adult admission to both museums for a discounted rate of only $16. This offer provides a $6 savings.

The ABM, located at 750 Mary Street, Clayton, will open for the 2014 season on May 2, while the FredericRemington Art Museum, located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, is open year-round.